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2023 Almaden Valley Market Overview

The Almaden Valley single family home market ended 2023 on a quiet note in the depths of the holiday slow-down we see every year. The number of homes for sale was dramatically down from the previous month; 8 in December compared to 13 in November, a number that definitely favors sellers. The average price per square foot nudge upwards a bit, from $910 to $920, reinforcing the status as a seller’s market.

In looking over the performance of the real estate market in 2023, the big takeaway is that we did not see the rather dramatic swings of 2022. Instead, 2022 saw slightly more sales – 281 versus 255 in 2023 – but overall, the market has remained stable.

2023 Almaden Valley Market

September 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

Data for the Almaden Valley real estate market indicates we have entered the seasonal lull. The number of homes on the market has increased from August by about 8% and the number of under contract and sold homes retracted slightly, also around 8%, which is the pattern we expect to see this time of year. The number of homes that sold in September 2023 was about 19% lower than the same time last year, but the number of homes for sale was also lower this year by 17%. The number of homes under contract was actually higher last month by 1.5%

Overall, the Almaden Valley single family real estate market has been pretty stable. The average price per square foot was $983 September 2023, $987 the previous month and $949 same time last year, indicating that prices have also remained steady. If you’re thinking about buying or selling, give me a call!

September 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market

July 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

The Almaden Valley single family market continues to show strength as inventory remains tight and buyer demand sustains. When compared to June 2023, we DID see a bit of a drop in the number of homes on the market, listings that sold and listings that went under contract, but when compared to the same time last year, sales were much higher. This is likely due at least in part to the fact that inventory remains critically low. We have had less than one month’s inventory since spring of this year, varying slightly from .9 months to .6 months.

The average price per square foot has retracted slightly from June 2023 and is also slightly lower than it was the same time last year. This indicates that the market is in somewhat of a balance between sellers and buyers. Although inventory is tight, buyers appear to be a bit more discerning. However, well marketed homes are still finding buyers. If you are thinking about selling YOUR home, call me and let me show you how I can help sell your home in our challenging market!

May 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

The May single family market in Almaden continued a trend of tight inventory, with the number of pending and sold listings outpacing the number of homes on the market. Although the number of homes that sold in May retracted slightly from April numbers, the number of pending transactions has continued to trend upwards.

In short, the Almaden Valley market appears to be in a stable mode with market control somewhat more favoring sellers than buyers. We see this in the increase in the average sale price of $923 in May versus $818 in April. As we enter the summer, we expect to see the market cool off a bit, with lower inventory, sales and prices, but buyer interest is remaining keen.

Although the real estate market looks favorable, it has slowed down compared to the same time last year. Buyers are still craving inventory, but we are not seeing sellers absolutely dominating as we have the past few years. We are seeing a bit more balance between buyers and seller.

If you are thinking about selling YOUR home, contact me and let me show you how The Swan can help you make the most of our ever-changing market.

May 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market

February 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

Almaden Valley’s real estate market climbed out of the holiday doldrums in fine fashion in February. Under contract and sold single family homes posted healthy increases over January. We saw a decrease in the number of new listings during this time period, which may have been an anomaly as we usually see inventory increase as well as the market comes out of the holiday season. In fact, February numbers showed a scant one month’s of inventory versus the 2.6 months we saw in January. When looking at data for the past three years, February has experienced a similar low inventory, but usually an increase from January. This will bear watching as it could be an indication that there may be a shift from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market.

Overall, Almaden Valley real estate appears to be holding a fairly stable pattern. We aren’t seeing the astronomical sales numbers of 2021 when homes were selling faster than they were coming onto the market. Today, homes are taking longer to sell but data is showing there is plenty of interest in Almaden Valley homes, and well-priced homes are finding an eager market.

If you are thinking about selling your home in our always-changing market, give me a call and let me show you how I can help!

February 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate

Almaden Valley Market 2022 in Review

The Almaden Valley single family residential market ended 2022 on a quiet note. The beginning of the year showed dramatic price increases but the gains were given back by the end of the year. Increasing interest rates and the economic climate also affected buyer enthusiasm. Although inventory increased quite a bit from 2021, we did not see a similar dramatic increase in home purchasing. This could very well be signaling a return to a more normal market balance between sellers and buyers. If you’re thinking now might be the right time for you to buy or sell, give me a call!

Almaden Valley Market 2022

December 2018 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

December 2018 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update… The Almaden Valley real estate market ended 2018 on a quiet note. Active, pending and sold listings all ended lower than they were in November, which is a pretty typical holiday season feature. The average price per square foot was up over 5% from November, ending the year at $681.

When compared to previous years, we saw some elements of the white-hot Almaden Valley single family home market cool down a bit the last few months of 2018. Months of Inventory available in December 2018 was significantly higher than it has been in recent years, due to an increase in sellers entering the market. When comparing 2018 to years past, we can see that overall inventory often met or exceeded demand, which is a hallmark of a transition to a market where buyers exert more market influence, and sellers compete for buyers rather than vice versa as we’ve seen in the past.

The gradual increase in average price per square foot seems to bear out the gradual cooling, especially when comparing prices from previous Decembers. In December 2017 we were at $671/sqft level. This increased to $681/sqft in December 2018, a rather modest 1.5% increase as compared to the much higher 9.3% increase we saw from December 2016’s $614/sqft level to December 2017.

But, don’t worry, things appear to be picking up these past couple of weeks as we head into the spring selling season. If you’re thinking about getting into the market, send me an email or give me a call!

December 2018 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market

August 2016 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

August 2016 Almaden Valley real estate market update… The Almaden Valley single family home market experienced an upswing in August. The number of homes that sold increased almost 12% from July, while the number of homes that went under contract increased a dramatic 39.3% from the previous month. When we look at inventory, we can see a possible explanation. The number of homes on the market dropped 30%, from 70 in July to 49 in August. As we are in the early stages of the holiday cool down we see every year, some of this decrease may be due to normal seasonal fluctuations, but it could also indicate buyers’ interest in concluding home purchases before the school year and holiday season starts.

The average price per square foot retracted a little over 4% from July, from $615 to $588, which may explain in part why there was so much buyer interest. Still, the price per square foot in August 2016 was 8.5% higher than the same time last year.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give me a call and I’ll show you how to make the most of the current Almaden Valley real estate market!

August 2016 Almaden Valley real estate market

July 2016 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

Update on the July 2016 Almaden Valley real estate market… Almaden Valley single family home sales ended on a quiet note in July, with the number of sold homes down almost 30% from June and down over 8% from July 2015. The number of listings for sale was up almost 17% from last month, and a dramatic 55.6% from the same time last year. The last two months have seen increases in the number of single family homes offered for sale to levels we haven’t seen in several years, indicating that the market may be reaching an equilibrium between supply and demand.

Although the volume numbers indicate a balancing between buyers and sellers as well as entering our seasonal holiday cooling cycle, the price per square foot indicates there is plenty of buyer interest. July closed out at $616/sqft, up from $591 the previous month, and $581 in July 2015.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give me a call and I’ll show you how to make the most of the current Almaden Valley real estate market!

July 2016 Almaden Valley real estate market

June 2016 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

The Almaden Valley real estate market ended June 2016 on a high note. The number of single family homes that sold in June was up a whopping 51.6% from the previous month, and up a respectable 6.8% over the same time last year. The number of homes on the market increased over 11% from May figures, and a healthy 27.7% from June 2015. Prices cooled slightly, from $602/sqft in May to $591 in June. Historically, June/July heralds the start of a cooling trend that will continue through the end of the year. With school starting soon and summer vacation time rolling to a close, it is not surprising to see a suspended interest in purchasing and selling homes, and I am anticipating this year to be no different.

However, the “summer doldrums” can be great news for buyers who are willing to make a purchase during this timeframe. Fewer buyers looking for homes can translate into more selection and the possibility of motivated sellers who want to complete their sales prior to the start of fall. If you are thinking about purchasing a home, give me a call and let me show you how I can help make the most of the current market!

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